O que se diz lá fora sobre THE RUM DIARY, de Bruce Robinson:
«We have the feeling that Kemp/Thompson saw much of life through the bottom of a dirty glass and did not experience it with any precision. The film duplicates this sensation, not with much success.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«A mild lark disguised as a wild bender, THE RUM DIARY is also a touching tribute to Thompson himself.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
«Temperance of a different sort, a willful abstention from trippy stylistic excess, is what makes this 1960-set Caribbean picaresque easily the most lucid screen adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's work, even if it's still several drafts shy of a fully developed yarn.»
Justin Chang, Variety.
«The result is a subpar comic adventure that's nonetheless admirable for its restrained vision of Thompson in his early gestation period.»
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE.
«THE RUM DIARY remains a relatively mild diversion, not at all unpleasant but neither compelling nor convulsive.»
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.